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LYFE Recovery Services

SCORE mentors John Strom and Sam Schall helped Payne write a successful business plan and set clear goals for growth. Read more

Stacey Payne
Owner, LYFE Recovery Services
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Professional Dog Mom

An early customer referred Benge to SCORE just as she was launching, and Benge has been attending workshops and meeting with mentors ever since. Initially, Benge sought mentoring t Read more

Tonda Benge
Professional Dog Mom
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Elizabeth Grimm helps people reclaim their health

Elizabeth worked with SCORE to help set up her business.  “I knew what I wanted to do; I didn’t know how to get there,” she said.  “My mentors helped me think through my business p Read more

Elizabeth Grimm
Owner, Elizabeth Grimm
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HRinDemand helps Small Businesses

Irene DeHuff, a SCORE volunteer and current Northern Nevada Chapter Chair, had a similar HR background as Melissa, so was an ideal mentor.  Starting in 2008, she brought in other S Read more

Melissa Marsh
Owner, HRinDemand
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Butchman Services

Worked with SCORE Northern Nevada to make their handyman business successful, primarily focusing on helping people who need help with home maintenace and repair. Read more

Butch and Kim Butchman
Owner, Butchman Services
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Break Through Reno

Phil’s advice to anyone starting a new business is to “follow your gut.” “I tried to do everything myself and I should have hired sooner and delegated more...and expanded faster.” Read more

Phil and Sumiko Frayssinoux
Owners, Break Through Reno
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Elwood Restaurant

My SCORE mentor, Carol Heiberger, asked me hard questions, provided feedback based on her business knowledge and experience, and offered moral support. Read more

Adam Diltz
Chef/Owner, Elwood Restaurant

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